St. Bonifacius
Several community groups are working together to plan Spass-Tagen, a summer festival to be held in St. Bonifacius on Saturday, June 28. After a successful event last year, when Spass-Tagen returned for the first time in 29 years, organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout in 2014. The event wi...Read More
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By Lorrie Ham Waconia Patriot Ongoing and possibly enhanced “cooperation” was the theme of a joint meeting between the Minnetrista and St. Bonifacius city councils on Thursday, Dec. 5. Designed as an opportunity to discuss possible consolidation or a merger between the two cities, the consensus ...Read More
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When St. Bonifacius carpenter Eugene Rakow left for work on Friday, Sept. 27, he had no way of knowing that his experience that day would ultimately become an international news story highlighted in major newspapers, magazines and television networks, from Good Morning America to the National Inquir...Read More
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Gene Rakow, a carpenter from St. Bonifacius, was injured recently when he accidentally shot himself in the heart while working with a nail gun. The nail penetrated two chambers of his heart, missing the coronary artery by only two millimeters. Emergency open heart surgery was successful in removing ...Read More
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Father Joseph-Quoc Vuong’s journey to St. Mary of Czestochowa, a catholic church just north of Watertown, certainly was a long one. Just 20 years ago, in 1993, Vuong was immigrating to the United States. He knew no English, and just 3 years earlier, when he was 18, his family had fled Vietnam as r...Read More
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By Lorrie Ham Prompted by an e-mail from resident Fred Keller, a roomful of citizens attended the St. Boni City Council meeting on Oct. 2 seeking information about the pending community center redevelopment project. By the time the two-hour meeting was over, two more members had been added to the bu...Read More
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